One of the advantages of choosing an ADT home security system in Binghamton is that you can integrate it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your house the perfect temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these devices are on their own, they can have an even larger effect when employed together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Binghamton that will make your home much more responsive to your wishes:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For The Night
Your before bed ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the door, change the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the side door or left the bathroom light burning? And once you forget to do one thing on your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it another evening, too. Then without realizing it, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your living space is ready for bedtime every night when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Binghamton home security system, you can craft a scenario that adjusts all your tech without you going around the house. With a tap of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and set your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to turn on at a set time -- like 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Travel For Work
Along with a evening procedure, you can program your automation parameters to activate when your house is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on defense with a single button touch. Now you can guarantee that every entryway is secured, every light is turned off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even shut the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your house locked up the whole day. Open the doors for out-of-town friends or service professionals via the smartphone app. Or put your house on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By placing a geofence around your home, your devices turns on each time you roll down the driveway. Then when you come home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And Other Activities
Leaving your house and going to sleep may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of events. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shades for the premiere movie viewing experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bedroom to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that effortlessly dims the lights and thermostat to accommodate the additional body heat. Then when anyone knocks at your door, you can tell them to let themselves in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to power on through your ADT Control app. And if you determine you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Notifications To Your Phone
Always keep abreast of what's going on in your home through automated alerts delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unusual movements, you'll learn about it through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will send an alert so that you won’t return home to an undiscovered emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids return home from school. Once you read a notification, you can determine how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a parcel. Watch your smart cameras to see if the strange motion facilitates a call to the police. Or remotely power lights and music to deter any unwanted intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech can make you feel protected and comfortable, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. If your smoke detectors discover a fire, your home automation devices can jump into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent harmful smoke. Then have your home power on all your smart bulbs to illuminate the way to safety, and unlock all the doors for emergency crews.
In fact, you can calibrate automated responses to numerous emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector trips. Sound your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your systems can be networked to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help protect your home and loved ones.